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It impacted my self-esteem, my relationship( low sex drive), well-being, has caused me to isolate. Feeling so depressed, vision struggling to drive, freaking out because of my double vision , anxiety, and the stress. Then I meet Tepezza and it changed my life for the better I will be on my 4th treatment Nov.28th, and Dec.6 I will have surgery to have my thyroid removed . Scared about that! Diagnosed with TED aka Graves Disease has made me Strong, taught me the value of my vision and how important my vision is? I could of been blind?😭that I need to take better care of myself.
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I'm tired from trying to see when in low lights or when driving at night. My bulging eye causes pain at times.
TED has made me far more self conscious than I have ever been in all my life. I can’t leave the house without a pair of sunglasses and it’s truly self defeating. I’m trying really hard to stay on the bring side of things.
TED made me hate to look in the mirror. I already have low self esteem, this doesn't help. I Crack jokes before others do so I can cope. I cannot drive too far as I don't feel safe. therefore, I have to count on family members. what if I can't work